Sale: 457 / Modern Art II, Dec. 07. 2017 in Munich Lot 87

 

87
George Grosz
Hoch Tatarin, 1920.
India Ink
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 7,920
Sold:
€ 9,375 / $ 9,281

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Hoch Tatarin. 1920.
India Ink.
Lower right signed. On firm wove paper. 37.5 x 35 cm (14.7 x 13.7 in) , size of sheet.
Verso: Soldat. India ink. Presumably preliminary drawing for "Die Mützenjäger" from the same publication. (Dückers BA I, 2). [EH].

With a photo expertise issued by Ralph Jentsch from 10 October 2017.

PROVENANCE: Private collection USA.
Ketterer Kunst, A 193 lot 120.
Galerie Ilse Schweinsteiger
Private collection Northern Germany.

In 1921 George Grosz and his publisher Wieland Herzfelde were sentenced by a court for insult of the German Forces. The same year E. Reiss in Berlin published "Die Abenteuer des Herrn Tartarin aus Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet (Jentsch BA I,1-20) with illustrations by George Grosz. They count among his most successful illustrations. This sheet is a preliminary drawing for the motif "Hoch Tatarin", its printed version is even more rich in detail. Our sheet shows the main protagonists of the book's final scene.



87
George Grosz
Hoch Tatarin, 1920.
India Ink
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 7,920
Sold:
€ 9,375 / $ 9,281

(incl. 25% surcharge)